Building the construction worker pipeline
September 23, 2015, volunteers from Kiewit-Turner joined high school juniors and seniors from Adams County and beyond to explore careers in construction at Colorado Construction Career Days.
The Kiewit-Turner booth at the event challenged students to build a replica of the Colorado State Capital building. Beginning with a safety orientation, the students planned, designed and can-structed their renditions of the building. The building materials —261 pounds of canned food — were donated to the Food Bank of the Rockies following the event.
Over 650 students registered for the industry sponsored career event and tried their hands at everything from masonry to carpentry to building.
There is a shortage of skilled trade workers in the construction industry. Exposing youth to careers in construction is a way to increase the labor force. By supporting events like this, Kiewit-Turner provides students with opportunities to explore careers in the industry, which offer competitive pay and benefits.